This is a happy film. Good message – It gets better. Good to know this when you’re young or alone.
It’s a different sort of approach from the itemisation of homophobic attacks – which I appreciate are far more common than one realises.
But sometimes it’s good to accentuate the positive.
Not much else to add, other than I thought I should share it with you.
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(Thanks to Colt Monday for the tip.)
8 responses to “It gets better”
A nice message, in lieu of the recent tragedies. The unfortunate thing was that it took THREE deaths in order for the news to notice. And people still care more about how Lindsey Lohan is going back to jail.
We live in a truly fucked up world.
You can keep up with some of the less optimistic developments at Talk About Equality which is here – http://talkaboutequality.wordpress.com/
Well, it’s always good to know that things are getting better…..for sure!
We Know It Inside Aleady,But It’s Good To Get Some Confirmation Sometimes.
I worry about over-excentuating the positive although for kids in trouble right now, it can’t be positive enough. But I would hate for them to think life itself is easy – for anyone.
My mother always told me (and so many of my friends had their mothers tell them the same thing in our generation) “your day will come” meaning someone will come along, you will fall in love and you will live happily ever after. That didn’t happen to me. Somehow I struggled on after having been devastated by the love of my life and of many years telling me he was gay (a very brave thing for him to do). We were friends for 40 years until he died. He always said we’d be together in the next world but Newsflash. I don’t think there is one. But it is nice to know from is pals that he talked about me all the time. I never loved anyone as much and that is also something that can happen. I guess as I write I can be happy that at least I know what love really is so I guess you could say my time really did come and that he and I made the best of it. Good post – thought-provoking as you can very well see.
(Long pause while thinking about it.)
You’re right – which doesn’t make it any better or easier.
I’ve lurked here from time to time, thanks to Van Sutherland at Exile Imaging. As the mother of a gay child, and an outspoken ally, I want to thank you for this post. I think I just fell in love with your blog.